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millions of sim cards are at risk of being hacked in mere minutes thanks to a bug which could leave personal data on phones wide open to anyone who wants it. every fifth victim of u.s. drone strikes in pakistan is a civilian a leaked report deals another blow to america's claims that only militants are targeted. and a think tank in britain predicts an ever widening gap between rich and poor and welfare cuts needing to be speeded up to resume.
hello there good to have you company you're watching with me. now the sim card in your mobile phone maybe leaving it wide open to hackers and surveillance teams trying to access your data up to seven hundred fifty million phones are reportedly at risk from an inbuilt bug which allows any third party to steal the sims encryption key to see explains. turns out that as many as seven hundred fifty million cell phones around the world could be carrying flawed sim cards that could potentially leave their owners vulnerable to financial fraud and surveillance now sim cards hold key user data and have up until now been generally known to be one of the most secure parts of a mobile phone however the recently discovered bugs could allow hackers to access personal information and carry out illegal transactions and this was researched and announced by thirty one year old ethical hacker and we're now in german codebreaker of course to know after repeated attempts to hack into sim cards over the last
three years you know says a shocking number of them can be hacked within minutes no one has discovered a way to essentially get complete control of an individual's phone by finding out the unique encryption key of each sim card with just one hidden text message allowing whoever breaks into the system to do whatever the user of the phone is able to do and what this means is if there is credit card information or pay-pal data on that given cell phone being broken into that information becomes accessible and could easily be used often without the cellphone user realizing that this is being done before it's potentially too late artie's video agency abruptly spoke exclusively with cars to know who described in more detail the threats that this could all lead to. short term threat on criminals finally acquired method is fraught they will abuse the cards to send a message for instance they could also. control them in countries where they're disused looking at the midterm surveillance questions because to do
encrypt hold a voice communications originating from a phone as well as data communication so all of this could be intercepted and decoded by a well equipped surveillance team now are no less known for his activity in exploiting vulnerabilities of secure systems and then providing companies with his findings so they. and fix these issues before criminal harker's lay their hands on these technical flaws and he estimates that roughly a quarter of the total three billion sim cards using the data encryption standard throughout the world could be impacted by this research studies now conducted and supported you know that there has been no pattern identifying exactly which sim cards manufacturers are more broadly more vulnerable than others but the security expert says it will take hackers about six months to figure out how to do what he has done and releasing this information now gives manufacturers enough time to catch up and now fixing this problem the you want international telecommunications
union has dubbed these latest revelations quote highly significant and is now in the process of notifying agencies in almost two hundred countries while another concern is u.s. security services don't even need access to your phone call toward shoot i don't even need to get you to turn it on there's more about the n.s.a. sophisticated spying methods at r.t. don't comb. while the operations of the national security agency now equivalent to nuclear secrets are t. dot com explores how the organization is protecting itself to prevent the next edward snowden from exposing the. right to see. her street. and i think the truth. on our reporters would.
be in the. u.s. strange strikes in pakistan have resulted in a high number of civilian deaths according to leaked documents from pakistani officials that report details attacks over a three year period and contradicts washington's claims of being precise in targeting militants a total of seven hundred forty six people were killed by more than seventy driving attacks from two thousand and six to two thousand and nine and the documents indicate that one in every five of those victims was a civilian a lot of children were among them too they made up twelve percent of the total numbers of casualties cia director john brennan has insisted that drone strikes are only authorized if civilian casualties can be avoided but as artie's piano h.t.m. reports washington is expanding operations to have
a drone in every corner of the world. u.s. intelligence services want to have the world covered on top of spying on the world communications washington is expanding its drone surveillance operations as you know under the umbrella of fighting terror the u.s. now operates a host of bases in the middle east and africa a lot of these operations seem to have little or nothing to do with u.s. national security like the work that u.s. spy drones do for the turkish military so u.s. camera equipped predator drones hover above the rugged border with iraq and stream high resolution imagery to the turkish armed forces helping them pursue fighters from the kurdistan workers party or p.k. kate here you see kurds who got hold of some pieces of a u.s. drone that either crashed by itself or was shot down not clear so there's this synergy between the u.s. and turkey where the turks host the u.s. drone base and the u.s. does surveillance for them the u.s. is making other trade offs in the region and thanks to such favor exchanges it gets
to increase its presence there oftentimes against the will of the people in some of those countries for example the pew research center has just released a survey showing that eighty two percent of turks disapprove of the obama administration's international campaign of drone attacks but regardless of the backlash the march of drones continues an expense for beyond known combat zones the commander of u.s. forces in africa told congress in february that he needed a fifteen fold increase in surveillance recorded songs sending televisions gathering on the continent fifteen fold that's in africa the pentagon says the u.s. is also committed to increasing its surveillance in asia and the pacific. which effectively means beware china at the other end of the world in south and central america u.s. military commanders say they need drones for counter-narcotics operations so in every region on every continent there were something to keep an eye on but
everybody understands that it's not just an eye wherever there are the spy drones there will be the predators waiting right behind to go on a kill mission and washington's request and that's where america's world policing urges often clash with international law in washington i'm going to share them. now in other news at least five hundred inmates most of them senior al-qaeda members of on the run in iraq after two high security prisons near baghdad were attacked by gunmen they killed at least twenty security personnel in a battle that lasted around ten hours before setting the prisoners free sara flounders co-director of the international action center told us that the prison break highlights the troubling security situation in the country abu ghraib itself as a prison was notorious for us torture techniques humiliation sexual humiliation tactics that were used it was turned back over to the iraqi government we have no
idea if any conditions improved so there was a prison break that we do know but we also really know that it's the us war and occupation that consciously created the sectarian violence of course al qaida or the government they don't serve the interests of the iraqi people but the policy of inflaming sectarian differences and consciously for mentoring and providing arms and funding and whatnot to groups who inflame sectarian violence that policy came from the u.s. of course a state of security for any of the people of iraq has been terrible has been terrible through the years of u.s. sanctions absolutely devastating during the u.s. invasion the years of occupation and it hasn't substantially improved since. still ahead for you egypt it's a case of deja vu his rival rallies of pro and anti morsi supporters turned deadly
we take a look at a country locked in another full blown revolt that's coming up in a couple of minutes. now a left wing think tank is warning inequality in the u.k. . would skyrocket in the next few years if the government doesn't review its welfare policies the fabian society says cuts to benefits will increase the gap between rich and poor twice as fast as and margaret thatcher in the 1980's that period known for high unemployment the study says the coalition's tax and benefit changes would be as bad for inequality is the thatcher government record if not worse because by twenty fifteen david cameron will have been prime minister for less than half the time margaret thatcher was the situation is described as a speeded up action replay of thatcherism reports urging different political parties to take action and reverse the worrying trend set by conservatives to
tackle the budget deficit r.t. sarah firth has more. well let's take a look at some of the details of that report published for the fabian review dark places the blame on the coalition government's policies around cuts to benefit and tax credits saying that that is raising the inequality between the rich and poor now the projections that they make of the poorest families could be set to these twelve percent of their income on average that compares to get the sense of the net income on average the days in the second wealthiest tax bracket now some of the ways that that happens if you take a look at council tax in the u.k. for example that charge is a much higher percentage to families on those low to middle incomes whereas those in the higher incomes a much smaller percentage of their disposable income council tax so you can already
see some of the disparities between how families are managing their income now this report coming at a time where we're expected some positive me about the economy with g.d.p. figures to be really thought that that's going to show some modest growth but i think what this report is trying to do is to bring the conversation back now to income equality and of course that comparison to that choice and you think would come as quite a shock to many in the liberal democrats in the coalition government he would have spent time he thought back in the one nine hundred eighty s. fighting against exactly the types the impact to the policies that are now acting as part of the coalition government while the u.k. is rising rich and poor gap is also fueled by immigration with foreign workers willing to take jobs for low wages and that has led to calls to tighten immigration . investigates the trend. with long term unemployment in the u.k.
hitting a seventeen year high long lines of job centers have become a typical and while many britons are struggling to find a job a recent report by to finish academics says that immigrants from eastern europe are seven percent more likely to be employed and this trend generally holds true in the agriculture business on this berry farm here in kent so workers spend about eight to nine hours a day picking berries in the sun in the heat it is physical work now under the seasonal agricultural workers scheme of the u.k. it's estimated that there are thousands of foreigners working on u.k. farms. robert pascoe who runs this farm says there are between three hundred and three hundred fifty immigrant workers during the harvest season mostly coming from eastern europe remain here probably in the majority we need supply of people who come in for the summer season and that's not so popular amongst
the english people because they they want continuity is not considered to be. a profession for the same time you've got a lot of keen enthusiastic and bright eastern europeans to come for six months and we see how bright they are they enjoy doing what they're doing and wish to stay longer and of course they're becoming more permanent like a volley or maybe he's been working on this farm for nine years do you mind doing all this physical hard work and i think i'm doing that if i was moving during the if i was not here but both of. them back in my country the report comes on the one hand amid the government's goal of decreasing net immigration to the tens of thousands and concerns that cheap migrant labor is decreasing local wages and on the other hand widely unpopular cuts to the u.k.'s welfare system which you work and pensions secretary says is in order to restructure the culture to discourage people from living off the dole and find work instead are that most british people
are strongly hardworking and you know industrious we've also got an element it's true i think we've got an element of people don't want to work on the question i have big but then you've got another problem which is the benefits trap and that's what we should be concentrating on how do we get our people back into work how do we motivate young motivated and you don't do that by bringing in wives and wives of cheap labor who just get on become them by the end of the year the e.u. is temporary work and travel restrictions a bulgarian a rumanians will be lifted giving them the same rights to work in the u.k. as other e.u. citizens farm owners spears. this would lead to bulgarians and romanians leaving farm jobs for hotels and offices and are calling for more temporary workers from non e.u. countries while others fear this will bring in an influx of immigrants accessing not only jobs but welfare benefits as well. desser sylvia r.t.e. can't and as prolonged recession pushes more people towards poverty use public debt
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again rival rallies of supporters and opponents of the deposed president morsi have turned deadly again at least nine people were killed and dozens injured in clashes in cairo and around the capital thousands of demonstrators attempted to storm terrorist square where anti morsy supporters have been gathered for weeks police deployed armored vehicles and take gas against the crowds several morsy supporters were detained but despite the turmoil the interim government is pressing ahead with amending egypt's constitution the muslim brotherhood refuses to recognize the panel tasked with drafting the document journalist mohammed sabri believes that after the recent violence the military will employ ever harsher measures to halt the protests . the muslim brotherhood are actually have proven over the past week specifically
over this week that they or willing and planning to get to continue to paralyze the capital cairo the paralysis of the city is in fact could in fact hinder any any attempts to stabilize the situation by calling for elections or by trying to hold and assembly for the constitutional amendments which probably will lead to further violence it will also will you too harsh or crackdowns by the military and the police force on for all wars prone was a protest because you have. evidence that. this movement is actually oil and is willing to use dollars orms against whoever opposes them. so with thousands dead and egyptians involved in seemingly permanent protest politically the country has gone full circle and is back to where it started and many feel the high price for no change is too much is artie's poor asli reports. so how does
egypt is in sadness people are not feeling safe anymore from the day the revolution starts we have not seen a happy day everything is going from bad to worse let's fifty one people died in clashes on one day one of them are also noisy sun. this was the moment of his death captured on film by the twenty six year old photographer he aims his camera towards a military sniper a sniper fires and then suddenly turns the rifle and points towards the camera lens the film ends and so too does ahmed's life. must cease to think about these children that die and wonder what happens to their mother now i'm one of those mothers we used to say our country is the country of peace and security but all of that has changed. salicylate was one of those who fought
for that change he quit his job in saudi arabia to return to egypt to be part of the revolution that overthrew president mubarak these are the ideals they fought and died for but more and more it seems they failed simple demands i think egyptians want to see quick wins they want to see people who are really keen on change but if that doesn't come i think i think you know we'd like well like you know going to the street in i think we're it's becoming like a ritual you know what we need to get away from it to start building. for how long can you just go to the street is a popular joke doing the rounds in the country right now egyptians don't topple a president every day only once every two years but underlying the humor a glam reality a new pew research center poll has found that only thirty percent of egyptians think the country is headed in the right direction roughly three and four say the economy is in bad shape and fifty six percent are dissatisfied with the way
democracy is working. we deserve a better life we didn't revolve around the twenty fifth of the job to get such a target believe target but brotherhood talk and all who think they can only benefit from egypt without getting scraps of the people for two years egypt shouldn't have been on the street more than two thousand people have been killed for the families left behind is a growing scenes the deaths were in vain seen and the business the revolution did not produce a positive outcome for the people it's like the revolution has a new and started no one in egypt is happy if you walk in the street everyone is depressed everyone is talking about the problems that egypt is going through. and so two revolutions later egypt it seems has come full circle the army's back on the street for the second time in as many years ironically it's the only institution that continues to get positive ratings seventy three percent of egyptians believe
it has a good influence on the country but with the threat of street battles just around the corner if it doesn't play its cancer right even that is to change policy r.t. . some international news in brief now in the philippines at least thirty eight people have been injured in clashes with the authorities thousands took to the streets to vent their anger at the president's state of the nation address in which he listed his ministrations achievements protesters claim he has failed to make sufficient reforms after six years in power. and ten people were hurt when i pass injure a plane crashed on landing at la guardia airport in new york before landing gear collapsed as it touched down causing the plane to slide off the runway there were one hundred forty nine people on board the flight at the time. america's genetically modified food giant monsanto is scrapping plans for new crops
. that's because the safety of its biotech foods has led to protests across europe and beyond however monsanto said it will continue to press brussels to allow it to import g.m. harvest grown side the e.u. but is r.t. speak to all of the reports europe remains resistant. here in europe we're hearing a resoundingly no when it comes to genetically modified crops so much so that the american g.m. giant monsanto is decided that they are not going to do any more business inside the european union that currently monsanto provides g.m. seeds to farms in spain in portugal to grow corn the other thing is that corn isn't the corn that european consumers want they want things like base organically grown or conventionally farmed that's what they want to see on their plates at home now monsanto have been in the process of applying petain more licenses inside the e.u. this was to grow things like more color as well as sugar beets and soya beans now
they've decided that since there really isn't a market for these products in countries like here in germany as well as france some of the the most vocal g.m. countries around the world as well as the amount of red tape and hoops that they would be made to jump through five fish oils that's prompted them to say forget about those ten licenses we're going to concentrate on our conventional seed business here in europe and forget about the g.m. stuff now they're not the first g.m. company to decide that europe isn't the place for them the german genetically modified food group b a s f decided last year to pack up their european operations and move all of their business to the united states so it seems that when it comes to genetically modified food here in europe well it's a no from the consumers and it's a no from the politicians and the officials the consumers don't want to buy it and the politicians will make it hard for you to grow it. now what is next for the
bankrupt us city of detroit abby martin examines that if she were much more in brighton the set in a couple of minutes. i've talked to many times about the absurd things going on all around us like kids being thrown out of school because they had a gun that shoots bubbles or various people getting punished for their tweets and facebook posts it's only abstract it's hard to truly get angry over until you see the results or played a stupid video game just in carter sarcastically said to someone who called him crazy oh yeah i'm real messed up in the head i'm going to go shoot
a bunch of kids at school l.o.l. j k. and for this bit of sarcasm he spent quite some time awaiting trial in a texas prison not only that according to his father he was being attacked brutally on many occasions leading to both to pull concussions and black eyes and in the end he had to be thrown into solitary confinement for his own good you see this is the ugly reality of those who fought the bad side of political correctness you know i don't talk about these stories just for fun the main thing that i'd like to say is that it wasn't for some anonymous coward in canada turning him into the authorities for doing absolutely nothing this young man would not have to live with the memory and possible injuries from numerous assaults to the anonymous canadian who turned him in i sarcastically wish you a horrible fate but you probably get me arrested for it so just say that it's people like you who allow tyranny to exist but that's just my opinion. you know how sometimes you see
a story and it seems so for life you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. choose your language. we cover though in general when i say still some of the. treatments that use the consensus here to. choose the opinions that immigrate to. choose the stories that imply the life choose the access to your office. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous i had lunch i got so
many i mean. i know that i'm seeing the scenery really messed up. in the all over it so personally. it's. the worst you're going to see in the white house or for the. radio guy and for minestrone cause they want a quote for a budget to give you never seen anything like this i'm told. it's . going to break in and said i'm abby martin well a recent study on climate change reveals that the quarrel in australia's great barrier reef will start disintegrating within the next hundred years of temperatures continue to increase now in case you didn't know the great barrier reef is the world's biggest network of coral in the largest structure of living organisms on earth it's been labelled as one of the planet's seven natural wonders and it does.